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    Bay leaves and aloe juice are good too I also love black tea

    The recipes I listed are good for about one regular sized tea pot, so you might have to make two batches

    Have fun!
    Last edited by Juniper138; January 16th, 2010 at 02:35 PM.

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    My personal favourites for protection are White Sage, Wormwood, Rose and Bay.

    However, if you intend to consume them, stick with Rose and Bay. Sage and Wormwood are not tasty or healthy to eat.
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    Juniper138-Black tea is wonderful for everything. I seriously think it just intensifies the effects of whatever you're putting in it, and on it's own, it's awaking, soothing, and mildly spiritual.

    EntwinedScylla-Why is sage harmful to use in a tea? I always thought you could eat it plain in cooking, though not in giant amounts(same deal with nutmeg and most spices.)

    On another note, I've heard of white pine needles being used for protection. Not sure how safe it is though.

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    There are different kinds of sage. There is culinary or garden sage, the kind found in your spice rack, which is good to eat and drink but is harsh in the lungs as incense. And then there are many others, used for herbal medicine, looking pretty in the garden, smudgesticks and incense and some are even lightly trance inducing. Know which sage you're using folks

    White pine needles are chalk full of vitamin C ... though they will taste ... pine-y
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    Wow. So many good ideas. I'mma have to take a vote with the group! ^_^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper138 View Post
    Some of those herbs are medicinal and some aren't going to taste very good in tea.

    Also, safe amounts are not suggested and the parts of the herbs used is not mentioned. You don't want to be ingesting juniper leaves or bark, just the berries, as it produces an oil that is an irritant.

    The combination of some of these herbs taken internally could affect a lot more than nasty spirits following you around. Like for instance ... your liver or circulatory system.

    I know this will sound biatchy ... but ... in regards to herbalism and wortcunning, just having a list of correspondences is not enough. Especially when it comes to ingesting something.

    I know it might seem like nit-picking but if you are going to suggest to someone to ingest herbs, you should know them well enough to spell their names correctly ... as a starting point.

    Also if you are taking herbs you have never had before, be aware you might discover an allergy you did not know you had.

    Here's two safer and tastier suggestions. That you can find already semi-prepared for you in your spice rack.


    Juni's Spicy Protection Tea
    In a tea-ball (or loose in the pot) use equal amounts of:
    Cinnamon
    Ground clove
    Anise seed
    You should have about two to three teaspoons worth of herbs in total for one regular sized tea pot.
    As you add each herb, cup the herbs in your hand and ask for protection.
    Steep for about ten minutes
    Add honey to taste
    Drink with gratitude.


    Or Juni's Semi-sweet Protection Tea
    In a tea-ball (or loose in the pot) use equal amounts of:
    Rosemary
    Chamomile
    Mint
    Sweet basil
    You should have about two to three teaspoons worth of herbs in total for one regular sized tea pot.
    As you add each herb, cup the herbs in your hand and ask for protection.
    Steep for about ten minutes.
    Add honey to taste
    Drink with gratitude.
    Almost all herbs are medicinal..from cinnamon to chamomile.

    ..but that is true -- many (I'd say most) herbs have possible side effects when consumed.. just like with any medication, and with many herbs certain parts of the plant can be dangerous while others aren't.

    However..the herbs listed can be used safely in dry form ..at least in small doses through infusion (again, certain parts are no-nos..as you stated with elder).

    I'd like to think that anyone who is going to ingest or consume something..be it an herb or a medication, would do a bit of research before doing so. It'd be like popping open an unmarked bottle of pills and taking a few. Not good...nor' smart.

    Though I wouldn't rule those herbs out, and I wouldn't say DO NOT consume those..because that's just silly. Given you take the right parts, in small doses, and have no conflicting issues..you should be fine.

    ..again however, as a general note, always do research. Some herbs (including those) should not be taken if pregnant, if you have high blood pressure..if you're diabetic, etc. It doesn't mean however, that the herbs are off limits for everyone, or even that they're dangerous when used properly.
    Last edited by Lunar Raven; January 24th, 2010 at 03:22 PM.


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    My main issue is asking a bunch of strangers on a forum what herbs you should comsume, and said strangers look up a list of correspondences without considering anything from medicinal uses to taste then post reconmendations sans dosages etc, then someone actualy goes out and brews tea and serves it to their friends.

    Its amazes me people do things like this.

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    Well the whole reason why I put this here is because the people on this board are really the only pagans/witches/wiccans etc that I have contact with outside of my little circle of friends. I figured there'd be someone here who would have a recipe or blend for something maybe they've used before, or that someone with more of a clue than me could send some suggestions.
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    And you lucked out that there are a few Pagans and Witches here who are also herbalists.

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    Yes. Yes I did. ^_^
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    Proudly on our brooms we fly.
    Straight and true above the tree tops,
    Shadows on a moonlit sky.

    Ne'er a day will pass before us,
    When we have not tried our best.
    Kept our cauldrons bubbling nicely,
    Cast our spells with zest.

    Fearless Witches, never flinching -
    Through the dark and dismal nights.
    Ghouls and ghosts and nightmare monsters,
    Run away in fright!

    We are the girls with skills in sorcery -
    When in flight, quite a sight to see!
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